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Executive Orders are too powerful

Presidents like to tell what they will do in their first 100 days in office, but executive orders make just the first hundred minutes very powerful. Sending out edicts is not what representative government should be, for any political party.

And Joe Biden is no different. I take a look at just a few of his EOs in this episode.

Mentioned links:

Biden to sign 17 executive actions, orders to reverse Trump policies, restore Obama-era programs on first day

Biden to kick off presidency by signing 17 executive actions

Heritage Foundation Experts Respond to Ill-Advised Biden Executive Orders

Biden orders biological males be permitted in women’s sport

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results

Current treatment period may be too short to remove competitive advantage of transgender athletes

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Filed under: Government

Episode 310: Mob Violence is Always Wrong

Mob violence at the US Capitol

The attack on the Capitol building in Washington, DC was wrong and anyone involved with it should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Vast majorities of both Democrats and Republicans agree with that statement. But if we distill it down to it’s base argument — mob violence is always wrong — the opinions diverge.

In this episode, I talk about why that is, and suggest who might be to blame for normalizing mob violence.

Mentioned links:

US Capitol secured, 4 dead after rioters stormed the halls of Congress to block Biden’s win

Whataboutism [Wikipedia]

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Filed under: ElectionsPartisanshipRace Issues

A “personal’ gift?

A boycott turned into a “buy-cot” when what was meant to punish became a way to reward a company.

How about giving a very “personal” gift this year? I’ve got an idea, but just know that I will absolutely not be giving this.

And listener Ryan called 267-CALL-CT-0 and let me know of another news site that gives all sides of an issue.

Mentioned links:

After AOC Calls for Boycott of Pro-Trump GOYA, Sales Skyrocket and CEO Names Her ‘Employee of the Month’

The Michael Berry Show with guest Bob Unanue

Grow-your-own human steaks meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism, makers say

AOC selling $60 ‘Tax the rich’ sweatshirt, other merch on her site

AllSides

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesInterestingMediaSocialism

Illegal immigration trends

When Trump started his term, illegal immigration started to trend down. With Joe Biden the presumptive President-elect, what do you think that trend is doing now?

Politicians make verbal gaffes; it happens all the time. But watch how the media coverage changes depending on the party of the politician.

I’ve found a news source that lets you see how various other sources cover a story based on their bias.

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Episode 175: Enforce The Laws We Have

Illegal border crossings are surging as migrants anticipate Biden changes, DHS says

Media Ignore ‘Devoutly Religious’ Biden’s Embarrassing Bible Gaffe After Freaking Out About Trump’s ‘Two Corinthians’ Remark

Ground News
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Filed under: ImmigrationMedia

How do you choose?

While the presidential race is still in litigation, things look quite good for Republicans down-ballot. At the very least (assuming good turnout in Georgia for the 2 Senate seat runoffs), Democrats’ more radical agenda items may be stopped.

How do you choose your news channel? Is it that it shows you the slant you want? If so, maybe “news” isn’t what you’re looking for.

Mentioned links:

Not Yet Called Races and State Elections

Here’s What You Need to Know About Georgia

Companies Are Preparing to Cut Jobs and Automate if Biden Gets $15 Minimum Wage Hike, Reporting Shows

Friday, Nov. 13 Scoreboard: Morning Joe Finishes Week as No. 1 Cable News Morning Show For First Time Since 2001

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesElectionsMediaMinimum Wage

Episode 306: 2020 Election Thoughts

At the time I took notes for this episode, there was no definitive answer to the question, “Who will be our next President?” But there’s still plenty of election news to give my thoughts on.

Mentioned links:

Centrist House Democrats lash out at liberal colleagues, blame far-left views for costing the party seats

Newly elected House Republican women break record in ‘stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi’

Biggest Election Story: Despite Constant ‘Racist’ Accusations, Trump GREW Minority Vote

The “Trump Is a Racist” Narrative Dies a Nasty Death as Numbers Reveal Amazing Minority Turnout for Him

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Filed under: ElectionsPolling

Episode 305: The Last 4 Years

The solution

A shortened episode to mention just some of the good news of the last four years, and what to do in order to keep it going.

Mentioned links:

The massive early vote

U.S. Marshals largest operation results in recovery of 45 missing children and 177 arrests in Ohio

Hundred Plus Miles Of New Border Wall Seeing Positive Results In Western Arizona

Trump Administration Accomplishments

One-Hundred-Twenty-Five Amazing Accomplishments of President Donald J. Trump

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Filed under: Elections

So intelligent she doesn’t need notes

Yet another YouTube video was create of some guy claiming to be a doctor and claiming that lockdowns should not be the way we deal with this virus. But this is not just another crank.

The nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett went on last week and they demonstrated the stark difference between how Democrats and Republicans view the role of the courts.

When Facebook and Twitter block posting of an article, there’s clearly something going wrong with social media (and clearly it’s an article worth reading).

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WHO official: Stop using lockdowns as primary virus control method

Twitter changes guidelines following Post censorship controversy

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)JudiciaryMediaMedicineSocial Media

Defund the Police?

I have 3 topics this time, all suggested by listeners.

First, a description of how the pandemic has affected one listener.

Second, an email wonders what “defunding the police” will do to taxes; will they go down or will the government find somewhere else to spend the money? 

And third, another email alerted me to a group on the Left that is planning to react to any election shenanigans of violence from the Right over the election. At least, that’s what they claim.

Mentioned links:

Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge.

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

The Left Secretly Preps for MAGA Violence After Election Day

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)ElectionsGovernmentLaw EnforcementMedicine

Episode 302: RBG to ACB on SCOTUS

From Ginsburg to Barrett

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to take her place has turned DC more upside down than it already was.

How does Trump’s choice really change the makeup of the Court? And should the seating of a new Justice really be this big of a deal?

Mentioned links:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87

The Supreme Court’s real bloc is liberal

Try to Understand the Fight

What Mitch McConnell Actually Said in 2016

Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 years

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Filed under: JudiciaryPartisanship

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